|Born||1955 (age 57–58)|
Most of Golan's songs are in Yemeni Arabic and in the ancient Yemeni dialect of Hebrew. Most of his songs were written and composed in Israel by himself, his mother in law, Naomi Amrani and by other Israeli writers. Some of his songs were written by the famous Rabbi Shalom Shabazi. His songs are also sang by contemporary Yemeni singers such as Fadel Al Hamami.
Tzion owns his own recording studio where he records his songs. He wrote and composed a major part of his songs. Tzion has recorded over 22 albums.
Example of Songs written in Israel
- Aba Shimon - Lyrics by Naomi Amrani, Melody By Zion Golan
- Halaluyoh - Lyrics by Naomi Amrani, Melody By Zion Sharabi
- Bint AlYaman - Lyrics by Aharon Amram, Melody by Zion Golan & Aharon Amram
- Halani - Lyrics by Rabbi Mordechai Yitzhari, Melody by Zion Golan
- Salam Salam - Lyrics by Rabbi Mordechai Yitzhari, Melody by Zion Golan
- Ahai Bane Teman - Lyrics by Rabbi Mordechai Yitzhari, Melody by Zion Golan
- Yuma Ya Yuma - Lyrics by Naomi Amrani, Melody by Zion Golan
- Sali Galbi - Lyrics by Naomi Amrani, Melody by Jacky Tubie
- Yom Al Ahad - Lyrics by Naomi Amrani, Melody by Jacky Tubie
- Diker Almahiba - Lyrics and Melody by Aharon Amram
- Adan Adan - Lyrics and Melody by Naomi Amrani
- Shufuni Be'Enak - Lyrics by Naomi Amrani, Melody by Zion Golan
- Rais Al-Mal - Lyrics by Leah Zlotnik, Melody by Lior Farhi
- Alf Mabruk - Lyrics and Melody by Zion Golan
- Yaman Yaman - Lyrics and Melody by Naomi Amrani
- Allah Yhibak - Lyrics and Melody by Ahraon Amram
Golan was born to Yemeni immigrants in Ashkelon, Israel. A modern Orthodox Yemenite Jew, Golan currently lives with his wife and three children (two girls, one boy) in the Ahuzat Etrog neighborhood of Merkaz Shapira.
In 1974, Tzion joined the Israel Defense Forces as a soloist in the Israel Army Rabbinical choir.
Though contact with Israel is banned in Yemen, his records have managed to reach the Yemeni public via the underground, selling around 2,000 records per album release. According to an interview in Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, Golan was set to give a performance in Yemen a couple of years ago[when?], and visas were to be issued by the Jordanian embassy in Tel-Aviv, but the concert was canceled because of concerns for Golan's family.
- leAhai Bane Themon, 1992 (Hebrew: לאחי בני תימן, To my Yemeni brothers)
- Salam Salam, 1995 (Hebrew: סלאם סלאם)
- Abo Sholem Shabazi, 2000 (Hebrew: אבא שלום שבזי)
- miTemon liYisroel, 2001 (Hebrew: מתימן לישראל, From Yemen to Israel)
- Ashorer Shir, 2001? (Hebrew: אשורר שיר)
- Irham ya Rabi, 2004 (Hebrew: ארחם יא רבי)
- Mahrozot Niflaot v'Duetim, 2005 (Hebrew: מחרוזות נפלאות ודואטים)
- "Biography". zion-golan.co.il. Retrieved 18 November 2010.